Friday, October 14, 2011

On My Wishlist (10)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – If you want to know more, click here.

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Story 
Paperback: 352 pages
Release date: September 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads Summary: You are not alone

Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against the bullies in his class.
Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.

Forbidden by by Syrie James and Ryan M. James
 Paperback: 411 pages
Release date: January 24th, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads Summary: Syrie joined forces with her talented son Ryan to co-write her next novel, Forbidden. The book is about a 16-year-old girl who comes into unusual powers, only to discover that she's half-angel... and her entire existence is forbidden. 

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson Academy as the ideal hiding place where he could escape and be normal for once. He hadn't factored Claire Brennan into his plans...
 Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the threat to Claire's life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

Flat-Out Love

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park 
Paperback: 391 pages
Release date: July 28th, 2011
Publisher: Createspace
Goodreads Summary: Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

What's on your wishlist for this week? 


  1. Great picks! Forbidden looks amazing and I think it's a mut be for 2012. ~ Donna

  2. Forbidden does sound interesting but I'm more curious about Dear Bully - the idea that so many authors have struggled with bullying that I am curious to read their stories. :)

  3. Forbidden was on my wishlist already, but I think I need to add both of the other two you listed!!

  4. Great picks! I hadn't heard of Forbidden I think, but it sounds good!

  5. I hope you get your books. My wishlist has grown to 955. Please come see what my current featured wish is.

  6. Forbidden looks AMAZING! I want it, too. I love the cover for Flat Out Love; hadn't heard of it until now! Great picks.

  7. Dear Bully is one I've been interested in reading. And, Forbidden looks absolutely awesome. I've heard of that one recently, so I'll probably get that someday, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck with getting your wishlist books!

  8. Dear bully is on my wishlst too, it sounds great! I hope you get your wishes soon!

  9. Forbidden and Flat Out Love look like great reads. I will have to add them to my TBR list.


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